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In this image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a photomicrograph of a fresh stool sample, which had been prepared using a 10% formalin solution, and stained with modified acid-fast stain, reveals the presence of four Cyclospora cayetanensis oocysts in the field of view. (AP Photo/Centerd for Disease Control and Prevention)

5 things to know about stomach bug outbreak

WASHINGTON (AP) — State and federal investigators are trying to figure out the source of a stomach bug that has sickened 372 people in 15 states. Iowa and Nebraska have linked some cases in their […]

07/31/2013

In this March 18, 2013, file photo, Shane Mercer points to a photo of his father, Airman Will Small, as his mother Alecia Mercer looks on at their home in Kinston, N.C. (AP Photo/Allen Breed, File)

Organ donor with rabies had 2 raccoon bites

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force recruit whose organs were donated to four patients including a kidney recipient who died of rabies had at least two untreated raccoon bites several months before he became sick, […]

07/23/2013

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Judge: Some baby foods don’t require lead warnings

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A California judge tentatively ruled this week that some baby foods carrying small amounts of lead do not have to display warning labels. While both sides in the argument acknowledged the […]

07/19/2013

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Golden years shorter, sicker in Southern states

ATLANTA (AP) — If you’re 65 and living in Hawaii, here’s some good news: Odds are you’ll live another 21 years. And for all but five of those years, you’ll likely be in pretty good […]

07/18/2013

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Fixing up seniors’ homes to help them age in place

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alberta Hough struggles to feed herself a snack, her arms shaking badly from Parkinson’s disease. Days earlier, the 84-year-old fell while eating, sliding off her kitchen chair. The rest of Hough’s day […]

07/08/2013

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More C-sections are now done closer to due date

ATLANTA (AP) — Not only has the nation’s high level of C-sections finally stopped rising, but more of the operations are taking place closer to the mother’s due date, a new government report found. Figures […]

06/26/2013

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Gov’t proposes safety labels for tenderized beef

WASHINGTON (AP) — Beef tenderized by machines before it is sold in grocery stores could soon carry labels warning customers to cook the meat thoroughly. The Agriculture Department on Thursday proposed to require the new […]

06/06/2013

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Fever hits thousands in parched West farm region

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California and federal public health officials say valley fever, a potentially lethal but often misdiagnosed disease infecting more and more people around the nation, has been on the rise as warming […]

05/05/2013

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US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped […]

05/02/2013

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Valley fever hits 28 at Calif. solar plant sites

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities were investigating a valley fever outbreak that sickened 28 workers at solar power plants under construction in Central California. State public health and work safety staff visited sites […]

05/01/2013

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Hospitals see surge of superbug-fighting products

NEW YORK (AP) — They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn’t have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous ‘superbugs’ that are hard to treat.

04/29/2013

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Experts: Ricin like that in letters easy to make

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The ricin mailed to the president and a U.S. senator is relatively easy to make but generally can’t be used to target a large number of people, experts say.

04/19/2013

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